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Montepuez Ruby mine (Camp Montepuez Ruby Mining), Montepuez District, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 13° 5' 48'' South , 39° 20' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -13.09667,39.34361
Owned/operated by:Gemfields plc (75%)
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Name(s) in local language(s):, Distrito de Montepuez, Província de Cabo Delgado, Moçambique


The ruby deposit is located south of Namanhumbire village about 30 km east of
Montepuez town on the way to Pemba. The deposit is localized in a eponymous tectonic unit mainly composed of strongly deformed gneiss and quartzite, with
a few marble lenses.


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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3306659

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Lithology: Metasedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Stenian - Ectasian
1000 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184723
Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Migmatite; orthogneiss/paragneiss

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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Mozambique

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References

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Pardieu, V., Sangsawong, S., Muyal,J.,Chauviré, B., Massi, L. and N. Sturman (2013) Rubies from the Montepuez area (Mozambique). GIA News from Research October 12, 2013.

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